Thorne Dreyer's guest is historian and author Philip Russell who discusses Mexico under the presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), whose popular new progressive leadership followed the corrupt regime of Enrique Peña Nieto.
Philip, who just returned from Mexico, will addresses the Mexican economy (and AMLO's micromanaging), his energy policy, fighting fuel theft, Mexico's never-ending violence, migration as seen from the Mexican perspective, Lopéz Obrador's daily press conferences... and more.
Austin resident Philip Russell, has written six books on Latin America, including The Essential History of Mexico (Routledge, 2016), and is the editor of the Mexico Energy News. Philip, who writes about Mexico for The Rag Blog, wrote a series of four articles about previous Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. This is Russell's eighth appearance on Rag Radio. Photo above: Philip Russell, left, and Thorne Dreyer at KOOP studios April 26, 2019. Photo by Roger Baker / Rag Radio.
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